March 1, 1991
Combining stick-framed walls with a timber-framed ceiling.
March 1, 1990
Strategies for toning down sound transmission in wood-framed floors and ceilings.
March 1, 1989
Trusses and Plywood Gussets.
Longitudinal Wood I-Beams.
January 1, 1989
An inexpensive alternative to a bad back.
November 1, 1988
A carpenter friend of mine doesn't have any trouble reaching a typical ceiling when he needs to install insulation, tape drywall, or nail on the crown moldings. As shown in…
I see more and more recessed light fixtures in ceilings these days, and they present a layout challenge when it comes time to cut the corresponding holes in the drywall. Faced…
March 1, 1988
When I had to bend some 3/8-in. drywall into sections for a coved ceiling, I hunted around for some readily available materials that could serve as a bending form and…
September 1, 1987
Acoustic ceiling tiles are fragile, and they are often dinged during handling and installation. To patch these little scars, I use typewriter correction fluid. It dries fast, and its refrigerator…
November 1, 1986
When it's impossible to back the end joints of drywall on a ceiling, I use a batten of drywall about 6 in. wide, as shown. I screw through both layers…
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